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Jonathan Pollard Returned to Prison

26 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
After a week of medical tests in the hospital, Jonathan Pollard was returned on Sunday to his prison cell. After falling seriously ill a week...
Haredi men standing in line outside the IDF Recruitment Office in Jerusalem.

Haredim Temporarily Off the Hook, Only 1,300 to Do National Service

Critics of the government are saying that the new decision was intended to improve Netanyahu's coalition negotiations with the Haredi parties.

1 Million Sign On For ‘Virtual March’ Marking ‘87 Soviet Jewry Rally

More than 1 million people have signed on to join a "virtual march" commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.

US President Barack Obama Issues a Statement for Hanukkah

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.

The Danny Ayalon Rumor Saga Continues

23 Kislev 5773 – December 7, 2012
Intrigue and rumor swirls around Danny Ayalon's exclusion from the Yisrael Beytenu list, as no one is officially saying a thing. There's nothing nature abhors more than a vacuum.

“You Killed Jesus” Scrawled on Miami Menorah

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
A large menorah covered in seashells and used to spread the light of Hanukkah at Miami Beach was vandalized on Sunday, scrawled with black graffiti stating “You Killed Jesus”.

Artist Uses Ashes of Burnt Holocaust Victims to Paint Picture

An uproar over the appropriation of the burnt remains of Jewish Holocaust victims for use in an artwork has swept the Jewish world and raised questions as to how the ashes remaining at European concentration camps are treated.

Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty to Attempted Attack on NYC Synagogues

21 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
Ahmed Ferhani, one of two men arrested in an undercover sting in May 2011 and charged with attempting to blow up synagogues in New York City, has pled guilty, and now faces a sentence of 10 years in prison.

Last Orthodox Shul in Fall River, Massachusetts Becomes Church

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
Congregation Adas Israel, the last of several orthodox synagogues that once served the Jews of Fall River, Massachusetts – will be handing the keys over to a new group of worshippers – congregants of The Word of Life Community Church.

Menorah Lighting To Take Place Around the World

Celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, commemorated through the lighting of the traditional Hanukkah menorah, will be taking place across the world, according to an article by the Washington Post.

Couple Suspected of Aiding Toulouse Killer Merah Taken Into Custody

A man and a woman in the Toulouse area were arrested on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah "commit crimes" that may have included the murder of four Jews.

Woodmere Shul Gets Post-Sandy Torah Gift from Kansas City

A Woodmere synagogue which lost four Torah scrolls in the chaos of Hurricane Sandy received a gift given in the spirit of Jewish brotherhood and Torah values from their kinsmen in Kansas City.

Ex-Principal of Brooklyn Jewish School Convicted on Sex Abuse

The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.
Christiane Amanpour with The Jewish Press' Yishai Fleisher.

Anti-Jewish, Anti-Christian Amanpour to Host Prime Time Bible Special

Amanpour's history gives little comfort to those who fear it will be wildly dismissive of Jewish and Christian claims, and naively accepting of Muslim claims.

Hungarian Jews to Russia: Give Us Back Our Looted Torahs

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
Hungarian Jewry is asking the government of Russia to release between 300 and 400 Torah scrolls, covers, crowns, pointers, and other objects seized by the Nazis during World War II and then appropriated by the Red Army.

Harvard Students Receive Anti-Semitic Invitations for Social Clubs

Invitations to a fictitious club saying "Jews need not apply" were slipped under the doors of students living in the Harvard University dormitories.

Vizhnitzers Shocked as Sudanese Workers ‘Violated’ Rebbes’ Chambers

No one seemed to be in charge of the movements of the Sudanese workers.

Iranian Jewish Woman Stabbed To Death in Isfahan

18 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
A Jewish woman was stabbed to death in Isfahan, Iran, as part of an ongoing religious fight between the woman and her Muslim neighbors.

Norwegian Police Apologize for Deporting Jews to Auschwitz

14 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
On November 26, 70 years after the rounding up and deportation of over 500 Jewish Norwegians to Auschwitz, the Norwegian Police Service issued an apology for taking part in the murder of Jews.

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